Short and Sweet. Strike up the band. JAWS Concerts are Back. First up again is the ALL GIRL BIG BAND. Friday 26th Feb. This fantastic group of local female musicians will leave you with a sense of being reborn. KLM concerts also start on March 12th and first up is Vintage Blue a great duo featuring Rob and Jenny Payne. Dale Inwood, remember the name as she has broken new ground in the Ch-ch musos club. Dale is now the new and first female Vice President. A singer of songs and some one who has an extensive knowledge of the music business she will be a huge asset to the committee as they navigate their way thru the ever changing music scene. On a high note our very first JAWS concert of the year was a huge success with a full house enjoying the All Girl Big Band. Even had to turn people away due to health and safety numbers. What a great way to start the year. The Club can help musicians solo or groups with setting up their own website. Contact Bert Parrant for details. 0273548155 or email@example.com. Musician Tom Rainey has been awarded a well earned OBE for his contribution to NZ music. One of our Club members have received a Civic Award this year: KIM BLACKMORE: For 20 years as musical director and conductor of Stedfast Brass not only arranging the performances but also giving tuition to new and less skilled members. Congratulations Kim. here is a link to his story. https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/top-brass-performer. Christchurch music is again in the news with Duncan Ferguson of St Andrews College winning a Tui for Music Teacher of the year. Congratulations must also go to Dave Pitt the head of music at Papanui High School. His Combo and Big band won the top award at the school music awards held in Bleheim this August 2019. September meeting tonight for the committee and we now have Dale Inwood on Board. Dale has previous experience with our club and in the music business so her imput will be most helpful and appreciated. Club members can now get up to a 15% discount from the Rockshop as of today, August 21st, 2019. Discount does not apply to specials or small purchases. Other musical shops and businesses dealing in our profession have a 10% reduction on musical equipment and services. These businesses are listed on our first page slideshow. The Southern Jazzmen are back at Cashmere Club playing their Sunday July 19th at 3 pm. Now hear this! This is not fake news. Local Boy Marlon Williams has got himself a gig in a film with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The original 1976 film was, A Star is Born starring Barbara Streisand. Marlon also won album of the year at our NZ music awards for 2018. He also performed recently in the mosque tribute concert and sang " And I Love You So" in Maori. Very brave and very well done. Several of our Christchurch Pop Choir are heading off overseas to perform next year at Carnegie Hall. The Folk Club is still going great guns on Sundays at the Irish Society Club hall, 29 Domain terrace. Marguerite and Barrie Clubb are still going strong with recording musical performances at their fantastic earthy Greendale ex church venue. Bruce Lemming has recently be made a life member of the musos club. Christchurchs Mr Music, Charlie Jemmett is now in full swing at the New Brighton Market on Saturdays. Charlie loves a good chat, so stop by. Now a wee reflection, some blues. Sadly in the last few years we have lost many first class local muso's to the great gig in the sky. We remember Stu Buchanan, Doug Petrie, Brian Ringrose, Mita Edwards, Peter Hanson, Trevor Latham, Jim Phillips, Dean Luke and Phil Garland. A big music supporter was Hans Schuitman who started the Flaxwood Festivals which also became a wee tribute to another local legend, Murry Wood. Our events hostess Pat had her car broken into and the clubs laptop with heaps of club info was taken. Maybe whoever did the dirty deed will want to join up. Membership to the club is now free to join.